Photo by Tamie Meck
Bulldog Conner Beard slides safely into second base for a double as his fingertips reach the bag just under the tag of Cedaredge shortstop Trent Walker. For the second time this season, the Bulldogs came out on top against the Bruins, claiming a 3-1 win at Hotchkiss on April 24. The two teams end regular season play this weekend with Cedaredge hosting Olathe and Hotchkiss Coal Ridge.
After suffering their first loss of the season to Hotchkiss in early April and falling to 2A Paonia on April 16, the Cedaredge Bruins were hoping to halt a three-game losing streak at Hotchkiss on April 24.
The game was also a battle for second place in the 3A Western Slope League, which slipped out of the Bruins' hands after twin losses to first place Rifle the prior weekend.